Northern Illinois: The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Northern Illinois 4 points in first half vs Eastern MichiganNorthern Illinois lost 42-25 at Eastern Michigan Saturday, and that was only the beginning of the story.

The Huskies scored just four points in the first half, on 1 for 31 shooting from the field. Northern Illinois successfully extended their ineptitude to 1 for 36, before sinking a second half bucket. Incredibly, NIU went 24 minutes between baskets.

The Huskies broke their own NCAA record for fewest points in a first half, which they had held since putting up five on December 1 versus Dayton.

NIU failed to break the all-time record of 20 points in a game (set by St. Louis against George Washington in 2008), by scoring some meaningless hoops during "garbage time." St. Louis fell to GW 48-20 and proudly still hold the single-game record for futility.

In all, NIU made just 8 of 61 shots in the game (13.1 percent), the lowest in NCAA history, during the shot-clock era.

Northern Illinois is now 4-14 for the season and is way back in the Mid-American Conference standings.

And you thought you had a bad day.